Telechron Electric help needed.

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  1. Barrymac

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    A friend asked me to try to get this going but I really know nothing about these movements. The second hand sometimes moves very slowly and sometimes not at all. I have tried to picture all marks.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Your Telechron movement might be replaceable. If not, it will need to be taken apart and rebuilt. Without a lathe, you won't be able to do that yourself. Do a search on Ebay to see if one like yours is available. Be cautious of statements like "untested, for parts", etc.
     
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    You might get more response if you posted this in the Electric Horology section. One of the moderators might move it for you.

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    I'll do it.

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  7. Barrymac

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    Thanks to all who have answered. One more thing - how do I remove the hour hand? I want to try Stewey's suggestion and also clean the gears. Removing the first 2 hands was easy but I don't see how the hour hand comes off and don't want to damage anything. And thanks, Bangster. I didn't know about that category.
     
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    #8 stewey, May 11, 2017
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    I would think that the hour hand is just pressed on like the others and you should be able to gently pry it off. Take a fork; spread one tine slightly away from another; place a protective piece of paper on the dial; and gently lever the hand off with the spread tines of the fork. Perhaps let a little oil penetrate the hand-shaft around the hand first. I should add that while you're levering, do it in sort of a see-sawing motion so that you don't bend the hand arbor.
     
  9. Barrymac

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    Thanks so much, Stewey! I used lighter fluid and spray lubricant. I applied each around the little gear and let them soak in a few times. So far it's running well!
     
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    Great! Did you get the hour hand off?
     
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